A review of more than 5,000 patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who were treated with ixekizumab over three years, shows no unexpected safety signals. The study was published in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology & Venereology, examines treatment-associated adverse effects.
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The authors of a study in the Annals of Emergency Medicine examined the efficacy of a psychiatric screening protocol used by emergency medical services in one California county and found that it reduced the burden in local emergency departments.
Researchers have found multiple genetic variants within the FUT2 gene that makes some people especially susceptible to middle ear infections. Middle ear infections are very common in kids. By the time they are 1-year-old around half of the fever, ear pain or pus/fluid in the middle ear due to infection.
Some of these infections may recur or become chronic thus requiring surgery. The FUT2 gene is expressed in the salivary gland, colon, and lungs but its expression in the middle ear has not been previously reported.
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic noncommunicable disease characterized by hyperglycemia and is associated with chronic disorders affecting the overall quality of life. As of 2017, the prevalence of diabetes in Lebanon is estimated to be 14.6%.
Depression is noted to be common among Lebanese citizens, present in around 17.3%. This study aims to investigate the prevalence of depression among diabetics and their relationship with poor glycemic control and diabetes.
Genetics can be used to predict a patient's response to antipsychotic drug treatment for schizophrenia, according to a recent study by researchers at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. The findings were published online today in the American Journal of Psychiatry.
This Sunday morning, most people in the United States will turn their clocks back by one hour in observance of daylight saving time, but will not get "an extra hour" of sleep. Daylight saving time just changes our circadian rhythm, which can disrupt our biological clocks and impact our health.
In Canada, approximately 3% of all traumatic injuries result in nerve damage resulting in many patients suffering from lifelong sensorimotor impairments. In severe cases, patients will undergo nerve repair surgery but this surgery is often delayed for months after the original injury.
This means that at the time of surgery, the injury to the nerve cells has occurred. The study was published in the journal Cell Reports.
Cardiac muscle degeneration cardiomyopathy is the most common cause of severe cardiac dysfunction and life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias in children. These severe disorders often lead to consideration of heart transplant. However, their actual cause the genetic basis, that is has been poorly characterized.